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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123
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11 events 8 reviews

My partner and I invited our Canadian friends who live and were visiting from Mexico. We first started our day in the late morning with a visit to the Exploratorium as it is also @ the Palace of Fine Arts. We had a delicious lunch @ the cafe...continued

reviewed Sep 24 2011 report as inappropriate
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4 events 1 review

Amazing ballet, varied program!! Should appeal to everyone, from ballet aficionados to those attending for the first time. "Eternal Idol" is enchanting!

reviewed Sep 23 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Austin Nation
Red Velvet 713 events 614 reviews

One word....FABULOUS!

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World Premiere: Amy Seiwert, Choreographer

Stabat Mater: Michael Smuin, Choreographer

Tango Palace: Michael Smuin, Choreographer

The Eternal Idol: Michael Smuin, Choreographer

In honor of the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks, the program includes Stabat Mater, Michael Smuin’s response to that tragedy. An eloquent expression of grief and loss set to Dvorak’s choral work of the same name. Stabat Mater has been called “a powerful response to a national tragedy. . . one of the most beautiful ballets in this choreographer’s remarkable career” (San Francisco Chronicle). Sharing the program is The Eternal Idol, a pas de deux Smuin created for American Ballet Theatre in 1969. This sensuous work, set to Chopin’s lush Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, is a wistful imagining, where Auguste Rodin’s sculpture of a nude couple locked in an embrace comes to life on stage. Rounding out the program is Michael Smuin’s Tango Palace, a seductive fantasy of possession and passion, jealousy, loss, and love. Examining both the complexities of the human heart and the inventiveness of tango itself, Tango Palace creates a feverish vision of desire through dance.

<em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em> Yoshi's Oakland Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> <em>Grease</em> Steve Martin and Martin Short